Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 4, 1950 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 4, 1950
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tAOi MX ALTON KVBttlttO TKLIORAMI WEDNIIDAY, JAHUAKY \ *» Upper Alton Anen«*M«e ttot Kiln yeetetday and ice today eut heavttir Into the attendance at pubttc tchools. Absentees were du* to * e a t h e r condition*, it it thought, «8 there are no epl- demtCi Of childhood diseases, except respiratory ailments and colds, At Milton school there were 61 absent yc»t*rday. There is one case of chlckenpox. Eighty-one were absent this morning with 22 Of that number being from thr morning kindergarten class. Clara Barton hart about. 60 children out yesterday. There were 57 Out this morning. Miss Emma Traube, teacher of one of the first grades Is ill and her place ll being taken by Mrs. Gertrude Wessler. At Horace Mann School mnre than half the afternoon kindergarten classes were absent yesterday. The total number of absentees wa» 76. Principal McKenzie said the average at. times when there are no epidemics is from 95 to 98 percent. Today there were 97 children absent. Six cases of chlekcnpox and two of measles have been reported; the remainder are respiratory ailments. Youngsters who were at school enjoyed •n outdoor recess this morning. Club Meeting Postponed The monthly meeting of Betty and Bob Club, which was to have been held tomorrow at the home of Mrs. .T. E. Lewis, 3601 Berkeley has been postponed until .Tan. 12. Flowers Bloom in January The "flowers that, bloom In the •prlng, tra In" are famed In song and story but those hardy little blooms that pop up in an up-and- coming way In winter are Ignored «o many times. Probably tho last flower of the winter was picked last night from a bush honey suckle at the home of R. V. Stahl 3202 College. Another instance of a blooming bush honeysuckle, which William Dee, the florist ,says Is lonicera tartarlca, is at. his home, 3812 Clawson. He says the bush has been full of burls and flowers glnce before Christmas. Another Postponement The Amoma Class of Calvary Baptist. Church asks today that announcement be mode of the postponement of the meeting which was to hnve been held Thursday night at the church. Another date has not been selected. Attending Father's Fiinornl Stanley Meennch, 3004 Forest drive, and scout executive of Piasn Bird Council, left yesterday morning for Aurora, where today he is •tending the death of his father. The father died Sunday night. If weather permits, Meenach will drive home tomorrow. Recently appointed deputy director over Region 4, which Includes Ohio, West. Virginia and Kentucky, Meenach and his family will'leave Alton In mid-February to make their home In Cincinnati. Postponed* for * We«k The monthly meeting of the Woman's Organization of College Avenue Presbyterian Church has been postponed from tonight until Wednesday, Jan. 11. The meet- Ing will be held at 2 o'clock In the afternoon. Officers will be Installed and membership of the five circles of the organisation wilt be determined. The executive board meeting, which was to have been held tomorrow night, has been postponed to an undetermined date, An Exploded Ghost Story He wasn't carrying the wealth of the ages, but It was his t reasure and he didn't want It taken away from him. The night was dark and dismal. Street lights weren't shin- Ing with their usual brightness; they cast an eerie glow. At last, the moment arrived and he stepped into the car, which had been checked and kept! under surveillance. As the motor started, ho glimpsed a man's figure stand- Ing beside the car door. There was a blur of white across the lower part of the man's face. Thje car leaped, the driver snys 40 feet, then the car was turned around, but there was no fear now. The car was running and could easily outdistance a pedestrian. At this point, the driver relaxed for there, rooted to the spot in surprised amazement, stood a tried and true neighbor. The neighbor was nibbling at an ice cream cone, the lower part of which was held in a white paper napkin. The little Incident really happen ed and Is being told by the driver to Borne choice friends who understand his position. Clio Circle M«*U Meeting last evening for their annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange, members of the Clio Circle of the Main Street Methodist Church havo once more demonstrated that It Isn't necessary to havt Christmas, as it Is marked on the calendar, but that Christmas can come when ever one is ready for It. Sixteen members and their teacher, Mrs. Albert Lauck, held their Vuletlde frolic at the home of Mrs. Francis Watson, 2612 Judson. Dinner was served at 6 o'clock and afterward there was a 10-cent gift exchange. One member remarked, "We used to have our party before Christmas. Then for years It was held between Christinas and New Year's. Now, it seems, we will have our Christmas observance sometime between New Year's and Val- tntlne's Day." Former Alloniun Here Capl. Kenneth Williams, who lived on the North Side before leaving Alton about 20 years ago, •nd who is si ill remembered by friends here through frequent vip Its, was in Alton again Monday night, He was enroute with his wtfe and small daughter, Marty, from their home in Cleveland to Anchorage, Alaska, where he will aerve With army ah- forces. They were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Stuart, 3713 Berkeley. Marty was one year old yesterday, ••tat*) u gdMwi Norma ajid Charles Headley *tu4e<U« at UUnols state Normal UoJvenUy, returned to school to* toy after MM here for the noil- "I tfeir parent*, Mr. an* Heaaley, 8304 Judson. tf Buffalo, HI., alter a vWt at (he Headley home, and Jim Madol* of Llbertyvllle, here since Sunday, accompanied the two bnck to school today, fals car remained In Alton and the trio went to Normal by train. Kemalns III Mrs. Henry Vahle, 1419 Doerr, who has been ill since Christmas, remains bedfast, at her home. Mrs. Vahle is 86 years old and her six daughters ard one son were called to her bedside Christmas Eve. Announce Mirth Coach and Mrs. Leroy Hemln- RCT of Krnnklln College ol Indiana, ore announcing the birth of a son Dec. 25. The babe was born at. 10:43 a. m., weighed seven pounds and ten ounces and has been named Noel. There are two other children In the family, Ann, 9, nnd Tad, 5. Coach Hnmingpr left Shurtleff last, spring to take a similar position nl.'Franklin College. Trouble Strike* Home. Tragedy si ruck In the home of Mrs. Ruby Cress at. her brother, Alfred Whitten, 2010 Main yesterday. Mrs. Cress fell in her home about 4 p. m. when she suffered a paralytic stroke nnd the brother, who went to summon help at the home of Mrs. Hay Bonner, a neighbor, about 10:30, fell and It Is thought fractured an arm. Mrs. Cress was moved to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carl Nlckens at 11 p. m. At noon today, medical assistance was still being sought for Mr. Whitten. Richard, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs, Nlckens, Is soon to undergo the second in a scries of surgical operations. Christmas Coming Jor Mick Child Friday is to be marked as Christmas in the Joseph Hanneken household, 2411 Judson, if the three-year-old daughter, Angela, Is strong enough to stand the excitement. Angela was brought to her home this morning from St. John's Hospital, St. Louis, where she has been since Dec. 25, when she was stricken with virus pneumonia, while spending the day at the home of relatives in G. ..mite City. She was unconscious until Thursday anrt appears to not realize that, more than a week has passed since Christmas Day. The tree, which she saw the morning of Dec. 25 before the family went visiting, has been kept intact. 1 Her gifts, which were to have been opened at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Twitchell, Dec. 26, are under the tree. Greeted by snow and ice this morning, Angela displayed her first bit of enthusiasm. She knows Santa Clans is coming. Two other children In the family, Bob, 10, and Kathy, 7, tiptoe in to visit the bed where she is being kept very quiet. XotCM John Lewis returned to his work as laboratory technician at Schmitt Memorial Hospital, Beardstown, Monday after having been at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 'John : Lesvis, 3601 Berkeley, since Dec. 12. He had been convalescing from surgery performed Dec. 8. Mrs. A. B. Ellington, 3614 Berkeley, is home from Lltchfield and Hlllsboro where she spent ten days visiting relatives. Eldon Arbuthnot, 5, remains at St. Anthony's Infirmary, where he has been since Thursday evening suffering from an ear and throat Infection. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Arbuthnot, 1903 Park. Miss Elizabeth McDaniels, teacher of English in the Minonk High School, is ill at the home of her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. John C. McDaniels, 2620 Brown. She was stricken last Thursday while on the train imroute to train nnd returned to her home here Sunday. Rail Service HIGH WATERS NEAR HIGHWAY BRIDGE—High wafers of Indian creek almost reach the highway bridge on the old Edwardsville road. Photo was taken from the railroad bridge which runs close to it.—Slaff photo STAND BY—Two men stand by on top of a pile of sandbags at the foot side of the levet. During the summer months gophers burrow in the levee and water seeped through these holes, aano- bags were put on these holes to keep the water from seeping through.—Staff photo. Continued From I'ngn I. bv giving those with less than a nine-day supply on hand a virtual priority on coal produced nt the mines which usually supply them. With Lewis keeping his strategy to himself, rumors continued to circulate thit. n full walkout might bo resumed—thus cutting coal production to the relative trickle coming from small mines which hnve signed contracts with the UMW. Major Illinois coal mines were shut down yesterday as some 16,000 miners stayed away from work without explanation. Their state president ordered them back to work Monday. Johnson told reporters he is particularly alarmed at the situation in the Illinois coal fields, and the possible • effect on rail transpor tnl ion. He said the Canadian gov eminent has notified the ICC that it is cutting coal-burning passenger train service by 25 percent next Sunday. HOIIW Kowlt I'M* Ground The ICC chairman, who was U. S. transportation chief during the war, said the agency's earlier order giving fuel-short rail lines first crack at coal has enabled most railroads to hold their own. But some, he said, had lost ground. Sen. Butler (R-Neb) said one Midwest railroad had told him It had coul enough for only a week of operation. Rui'er telegraphed to President Truman, urging him to tako "courageous action against this camouflaged strike called by John L. Lewis." Tho three-day week was ordered by Lewis to maintain pressure on mine owners reluctant to sign contracts on his terms. He has never made those terms known, but his contracts with small mines have called for a 05- ccnt dully wage raise — bringing the total to $15 a day—and a boost in the operators' payments to the miners' welfare fund. Under tho old. contract, mine owners made a 20-cent-a-ton payment Into the fund; under now I agreements that royalty Is raised to 35 cents. Industrial progress has come to the a|d of preiMl'benders. Tiny three-Inch fans blow air on dough after It has bean formed into a pretiel ahape. 9 SANDBAGS FOR THE LEVEE—Volunteers filling sandbags and loading the bags into waiting trucks for use on the levee. Workers worked during a blinding rain throughout the night. — Staff photo, TIME OUT FOR COFFEE—A cup of hot coffee helped warm the rr|eh before they went back te work Coffee was brought to the workers by auto.—Staff photo. DRAINAGE WATER FREEZES AROUND HOMES— Water from hilly areas near Wood River ran down the slopes onto Route 139 between Wood River and points east, and surrounded homes in low sections. This view was taken looking northeast from the corner of Fourteenth street near the waterworks and shows how homes behind the trailer camps on the highway were flooded.— Staff photo. FLOODED FARM LAND—Since banks of the creek are insufficient to contain all the flooa water drained by Indian creek levees are built'at'so me distance from them, in order to allow some overflow, and relieve pressure. Normal course of the creek is at far right, and levee containing flood waters is at left.—Staff photo. Baker's Defense To Be Insanity LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 <*>» — "Even the devil doesn't know what goes on in the human mind." So said Defense Attorney Al Matthews before a panel of 40 prospective jurors being chosen for the murder trial of Fred Stroble, 67. The baggy-eyed l'" le ex-baker has pleaded Innocent by reason of Insanity in the brutal sex-slaying of 6-year-old Linda Joyce Glucoft. Found dead In a backyard of her home last Nov. 14, the little girl had been choked, beaten with a hammer, stabbed with a kitchen knife and hacked with an ax. As selection of a jury began yesterday, Stroble's attorneys, assigned by the public defenders' office, laid the foundation for * psychological defense. Matthews described Stroblp ns K senilo old man whose emotional complexes erupted violently when he went through a "male change of life." The attorney called him a man with "disordered mental processes." Two potential women jurors who hnve small granddaughters, said they couldn't stand to look at pictures of the slain Linda which will be introduced aa evidence. Two other women were excused when they said they had preconceived judgments in the case. Prosecutor Adolph Alexander of tho district attorney's office told newsmen "we're going to demand the death penalty." If convicted of murder, Stroble, who has complained of "buzzing" In his head, will be given a sanity trial. Smoke and dust can be removed from the air by super-powered sound waves that are inaudible but can be felt with the hand. COUPLE PARTS TO SEEK COD—Donald D. Foster, 50-year-old Siin Francisco businessman and state employe, checks some of his store's items with his wife, May. Foster will end Irs 25 years of married life to enter St, John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., to become a Benedictine monk. Mrs.'Foster hopes to enter a convent after she settles their worldly affairs. The couple has a daughter who is a nun.—NEA Telephoto. Lutheran Society to Meet at Cottage Hill* COTTAGK HILLS, Jan. 4—The Dorcas Society of Concordla Lutheran Church will hold its regular monthly meeting at 2 p. m., Thursday, at the church. A business and social meeting will take place and the group will form plans for the "Luncheon Is Served" program, Jan, 36. at the church. Tickets will te sold at the meeting for SO cants. Mri Roland Klopmelr and Mrs. Hilda Zlmmarmaiin are president and vie* prealdent, respectively, of tha group. Cottage HIUs Prayer Meeting COTTAGE HILLS.-A cottage prayer meeting will be held In the Community Baptist Church Thursday morning. Silver atoms within a block of silver may move between the grains as fast as one-tenth of an Inch per wt*k at 900 degrees Centigrade. However, If tht atoms chooae to pan through tha grains, a journey of an inch would take 10,000 ye*/* flEfK LEVEE HOLDS—The levee ilong Indian creek held firm with assistance of many volunter, TueS?af "noon and night. At an estimate, 1500 sandbags were filled and brought to tht banks for strengthening. Dark line shows how water was at its peak.-St«ff photo. . Mature, Lamour End Fight With RKO Studios HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 4 <*»—Two movie personalities whose salaries »treteh out four figures this side of the decimal have settled their differences with Howard Hugh**' RKO studio, Victor Mature, suspended Dec. 13 by jKKh Century Vox tor refitting a loan-out role In •» M«> picture, MW* ye*«*»y * *»*** changes and was put back on the payroll at a rate of IZT50 a week. Dorothy Lamour reached a settlement of her contract suit against HKO. H«r WOO w««kly pay check stopped Immediately, she said last month, when she told th* studio ehe was going to have a baby. . Logs which, became of their slse and quality, are well suited for being peeled Into Attractive packaftai waa w<m an BMV* enba firm a 19,000,000 American order, Nottingham re* ports. A company in Cleveland, Ohio, negotiated with it for 1,000,000 pairs of plastle-aoled slippers, but declined the plain cardboard box offered. Tht manufacturer* then produced a new transparent box of attractive design and the contract waa stgne4 Bae4 Taiecra** Wa* A*

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